Do gamers really stick to just one console?

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Posted by mrintro (1354 posts) 1 year, 3 months ago

Poll: Do gamers really stick to just one console? (82 votes)

Yea 40%
No 60%

10 years ago I would believe that, but in today's world where everyone owns a bunch of gadgets (phone, tablet, computer, games, etc), I find that harder to believe. Which brings me to my real question. Why can't Wii U still sell despite many people not viewing it as a primary console? Even at its current price, its still a relatively cheap investment compared to the money you have to put into ps4/x1.

#1 Posted by StrongBlackVine (9467 posts) -

I do. PC and PS4 only for me. Last gen it was PC and PS3. I have never owned two consoles in the same generation.

#2 Posted by lostrib (41226 posts) -

Well I stuck to just PC this whole gen. Now have a PS3 to catch up on some of the exclusive games, since it hit a price point I found acceptable

#3 Posted by k2theswiss (16599 posts) -

if you got the time, you a fool if you do stick to only one. So much great stuff excluive to each system including the pc

#4 Edited by lundy86_4 (44021 posts) -

Nope. I try to get all of them, if it's possible.

#5 Posted by getyeryayasout (8180 posts) -

I usually pick up multiple systems, this gen may be different though.

#6 Posted by charizard1605 (60291 posts) -

Not really.

For example, this generation, I'll have both handhelds, Wii U, and PS4, along with a PC that can hopefully run most of what I want it to run.

#7 Edited by -Rhett81- (3569 posts) -

I think the casual market only cares about buying one console. They don't see a purpose of having more than one. To them, it would be no different than buying 2 DVD players or 3 surround sound systems.

That being said, I own a gaming PC, PS4, PS3, PSP, Wii, Android Tablet (Asus TF700T), and an iPod Touch (4th gen). I primarily play games on my PC.

#8 Posted by treedoor (7648 posts) -

If someone is content with owning only one system then why not?

#9 Edited by Zen_Light (1579 posts) -

No, just kids who can't afford more than one, and casuals who don't have time or desire to deal with more than one system.

#10 Edited by Murderstyle75 (4412 posts) -

This is the first generation that I will only own one. Certainly not the Xbox One though.

#11 Posted by AutoPilotOn (8571 posts) -

I always have owned all systems since I started working and bought my own stuff. I already own xbox one, ps4, wiiu, vita, 3ds xl, and a decent gaming pc(thought my 5850 is very old now)

#12 Posted by Couth_ (10226 posts) -

Can't call yourself a gamer with only one console. More like a loser. True hard core gamers have all systems no bias

#13 Edited by edwardecl (2239 posts) -

I only own one console per gen and it has to have a really good reason to purchase. The PS3 won me over with Gran Turismo, MGS4 and FF at the time (although FF turned out to be crap), and a bonus that it did not have terrible hardware problems.

Why would you want two consoles, unless you were totally into FPS games on Xbox (not my cup of tea), an early adopter or had to have the PS3 exclusives with those two options. Seems like a waste of money better spent on a PC.

#14 Edited by mrintro (1354 posts) -

@charizard1605 said:

Not really.

For example, this generation, I'll have both handhelds, Wii U, and PS4, along with a PC that can hopefully run most of what I want it to run.

That sounds like my plan :O, except who knows maybe I'll get an X1

#15 Posted by good_sk8er7 (4322 posts) -

Last gen it was pretty much PS3 only. I had a Wii and an 360 for awhile but sold them.

I have my PC, but I don't really game on it very much.

#16 Posted by MrYaotubo (2798 posts) -

Don´t need more than one when the PC is your primary gaming platform.

#17 Posted by trugs26 (5783 posts) -

I'm pretty restricted for time, so I only have 1 console, 1 hand held. Also, it allows me to delve deep into one console's library for gems, rather than playing each console's AAA titles.

#18 Posted by Silverbond (16115 posts) -

why should I buy an Xbox 1?

#19 Posted by CARNAGES41 (311 posts) -

I do

I owned snes, n64, xbox, xbox 360 and now PS4

I might break that though and buy a PS3 eventually, because it has a lot of exclusives I want to play

#20 Edited by Floppy_Jim (25834 posts) -

A lot of people didn't in the 7th gen, what with the length. But I might from now on. Just can't be bothered to sink time into all consoles and handhelds anymore. It almost starts to feel like work.

#21 Edited by AutoPilotOn (8571 posts) -

I have almost no free time I just like to own them all anyways. They are my toys I collect.

#22 Posted by Murderstyle75 (4412 posts) -

@Silverbond:

Maybe if you enjoy 720p and Dolby Pro-Logic?

#23 Posted by Netret0120 (2862 posts) -

I can afford to have them all but simply don't have the time and can't be bothered.

As long as I can play my multiplats like GTA and Sony exclusives i am happy.

Idk how people can own X1/PS4/PC and a 3DS and play all of themo_O

#24 Posted by mems_1224 (48131 posts) -

@lundy86_4 said:

Nope. I try to get all of them, if it's possible.

word

#26 Posted by bobbetybob (19296 posts) -

The WiiU can't sell because a lot of people don't buy a second console straight away. Plus with the way games are now you get so much crossover between two consoles that you'll more or less just be using one of them for exclusives (unless you have a good split of friends across both).

#27 Posted by LJS9502_basic (152141 posts) -

There's is no one definition of gamer. Do you some game on one console? Yes. Some game on multiple consoles. Some like multi player....some like single. Don't try to cram individuals into one stereotype.

#28 Posted by PrincessGomez92 (3728 posts) -

I didn't last gen or the gen before. I might just have one this gen though.

#29 Posted by Jankarcop (10242 posts) -

consoles suck

#30 Posted by StrongBlackVine (9467 posts) -

@Couth_ said:

Can't call yourself a gamer with only one console. More like a loser. True hard core gamers have all systems no bias

Nah the person with a bunch a systems playing games all the time is loser if any one fits the criteria.

#31 Edited by Zaire_nxtgen720 (83 posts) -

@StrongBlackVine: True dat

#32 Posted by Couth_ (10226 posts) -

@StrongBlackVine said:

@Couth_ said:

Can't call yourself a gamer with only one console. More like a loser. True hard core gamers have all systems no bias

Nah the person with a bunch a systems playing games all the time is loser if any one fits the criteria.

Nope. Losers wish they could play all the games. Hardcore gamers>>>

#33 Posted by blackace (21272 posts) -

@Jankarcop said:

consoles suck

Your lose.

I usually get one console XBox or Wii and then a year later get the next console. During that wait time for the next console, I'll buy games for it for cheap every couple of months. By the time I get the 2nd system I'll have about 10-15 games to play on it. This year, I did it differently. I bought both the PS4 & XB1 (and passed on the Wii U). Yeah it was pricey, but I'm loving the games I have so far and can still fall back on the XBox 360 and PS3. Still have lots of games for those to play.

#34 Posted by blackace (21272 posts) -

@StrongBlackVine said:

@Couth_ said:

Can't call yourself a gamer with only one console. More like a loser. True hard core gamers have all systems no bias

Nah the person with a bunch a systems playing games all the time is loser if any one fits the criteria.

No, that's called TRUE GAMER. They're a rare breed who gets to enjoy whatever exclusives they feel like playing. No bias and just gaming bliss. Having the time to play everything is the only downside.

#35 Edited by Heil68 (46442 posts) -

Nope, I buy them all.

#36 Edited by sailor232 (5008 posts) -

No I try and get two, plus the PC, so far I have a WiiI, Xbox One, PC.

Handhelds I normally just stick to Nintendo.

#37 Posted by millerlight89 (18641 posts) -

I use to be PC only, and I finally realized all the great games I was missing on all of the consoles. So instead of jsut PC gaming I got all of the consoles from last gen and this gen (PS4, one, U) and got to play actually great exclusives. I may play on PC every now and again, but mostly no.

#38 Posted by Gaming-Planet (14165 posts) -

Stuck with 360 last gen and got rid of it and went with PC.

#39 Posted by clr84651 (5537 posts) -

Some do & some don't. It's not a yes or no.

#40 Posted by clr84651 (5537 posts) -

@blackace said:

@StrongBlackVine said:

@Couth_ said:

Can't call yourself a gamer with only one console. More like a loser. True hard core gamers have all systems no bias

Nah the person with a bunch a systems playing games all the time is loser if any one fits the criteria.

No, that's called TRUE GAMER. They're a rare breed who gets to enjoy whatever exclusives they feel like playing. No bias and just gaming bliss. Having the time to play everything is the only downside.

They would have to have a lot of money & a lot of time.

#41 Posted by jpatern (12 posts) -

I pretty much get them all. I currently have Wii, Ps2, Ps3, Ps4, 360 and Xbone hooked up in my entertainment center. I'll get a WiiU in the next year or so when the price drops to $150-199 range. I was never a handheld person but found some deals this black Friday on Vita and 3DS XL so grabbed those. I also built a gaming pc earlier this year but there's not a lot I play on it. I'm getting older and have always been a console guy going back to Atari.

My thing is that I rarely pay full retail for games unless it's really something I want bad. I stumbled on to cheapassgamer several years ago and that has made my library explode because I typically wait for games to hit $25 or less. So I just play out of my huge backlog until newer games drop in price.

It's definitely an expensive hobby to have but it's my thing. And I get all the consoles because they pretty much all have some exclusives that I would like to play.

#42 Edited by Motokid6 (6152 posts) -

Not nearly.. I cannot wait to add a SteamBox to my arsenal. Id love to build one they look like so much fun. As for everything else.. I got it. A Ps2, Ps3, Xbox and PC all reside on this Tv i use here. And a hard-modded xbox original and Ps1 are in the drawer.

Nintendo? Eh.. much love and respect, but its not for me.

#43 Posted by ActicEdge (24492 posts) -

Sure why not, the amount of time you could spend just playing all the good games for one console is actually a lot if you're open to trying new things.

#44 Edited by Renegade_Fury (17395 posts) -

I never do.

#45 Posted by TruthBToldShow (352 posts) -

#46 Posted by TruthBToldShow (352 posts) -

@Zen_Light: I know plenty of very wealthy people who unplug EVERYTHING at night to save on electricity bill.......

Using your money wisely does not make you casual, it makes you smart.

We have a bunch of industry sluts here

#47 Posted by Zen_Light (1579 posts) -

@TruthBToldShow said:

@Zen_Light: I know plenty of very wealthy people who unplug EVERYTHING at night to save on electricity bill.......

Using your money wisely does not make you casual, it makes you smart.

We have a bunch of industry sluts here

I was generally speaking mayne. And lol at those weirdos that do that...

#48 Edited by wis3boi (31828 posts) -

@Gaming-Planet said:

Stuck with 360 last gen and got rid of it and went with PC.

Welcome to the good side ;)

#49 Edited by PsychoLemons (2299 posts) -

More or less.

#50 Posted by nethernova (4217 posts) -

Can't imagine seeing an interesting game and not being able to play it, so all systems for me. I wish I had the time to actually play all games I want though.